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Mother, 2-week-old son found dead in suspected murder-suicide

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A 31-year-old woman and her two-week-old son died after being found unconscious in a three-story house in Neyagawa City, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday, in what police suspect was a murder-suicide.

According to police, Yukiko Tasaki, a resident of Kyoto City’s Minami Ward, was found unconscious with her son, Shu, at around 12:20 a.m. at her parents’ home, Sankei Shimbun reported. Tasaki and her son had been visiting her parents since May 13.

Police said Tasaki’s father found her hanging from a power cord tied to the railing of a bunk bed in a room on the third floor of the house. Shu was lying on the bottom bunk. Police did not reveal how the infant died.

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OMG! When does it stop?

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OMG! When does it stop?

That is a curious question. When does what stop? The human condition? Suicides? News reporting on suicides? I reckon "never" to any of those.

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Here we go again... another daily mother-killing-child-then-self (usually failing the latter) article.

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“Yikes!” Can’t hear “murder-suicide” without recalling Anthony Jeselnik’s take on the topic.

https://youtu.be/lqGLdq0KJCE?

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The midwife’s, clinic's, town halls, need to organize and provide a home visit. They should also be very aware of post natal depression, and they should screen for this. They could also provide a telephone number to every mum , to call if they’re struggling. Even a phone call could be tried. It won’t stop everyone, but it may save some. It requires planing centrally and not left to, someone, anyone and everyone and all that happens is no one does anything. The company her husband works for should or could have given him a couple of weeks off. The article doesn’t mention the whole family situation so we won’t know the full story. Eg single mother, father working, etc etc. but a home visit and screening could have possibly intervened.

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Michael MachidaToday  04:56 pm JST

OMG! When does it stop?

When the Japanese government stops wasting money on military equipment it does not need and stops wasting money on donations for wars Japan has no involvement in!

Look after your own people first Kashida!!

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Abe234

The midwife’s, clinic's, town halls, need to organize and provide a home visit. They should also be very aware of post natal depression, and they should screen for this.

Should, should, should.... but how do you know the rare cases where this happens? Fact is, you can not plan for any eventuality.

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This is really horrible. But at least at only two weeks, the baby doesn't have much awareness of this world yet. If feels much worse when the child is a little older.

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@Michael Machida why be so dramatic about it. I post years ago that mental health will become the norm. Now ask yourself when did it stop? Its nothing new, its just been ignored mental health is real!!!

OMG! When does it stop?

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That poor father will have nightmares for the rest of his life having found his daughter and grandson dead in his house.

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Gazman

That poor father will have nightmares for the rest of his life having found his daughter and grandson dead in his house.

Sadly that is true. 2 generations wiped out like that.

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ZaphodMay 21  07:25 pm JST

Abe234

The midwife’s, clinic's, town halls, need to organize and provide a home visit. They should also be very aware of post natal depression, and they should screen for this.

Should, should, should.... but how do you know the rare cases where this happens? The fact is, you can not plan for any eventuality.

Your right! Up to a point. We can't save everyone, but just like suicide help lines, and support workers, education, etc We can save people and children. The research shows that women were more likely to commit suicide up to 6 weeks after giving birth. There is research to show that, we can set plans for everyone women, to be screened. Here is an example of how we screen women.

Existing mental health conditions: Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can increase the risk of suicide in mothers.

History of suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts: Mothers who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk of attempting suicide again.

Substance abuse: Substance abuse, including drug and alcohol abuse, can increase the risk of suicide in mothers.

Domestic violence and abuse: Mothers who experience domestic violence and abuse are at an increased risk of suicide.

Lack of social support: Mothers who lack sufficient social support from family and friends are more likely to experience feelings of isolation and hopelessness, which can ultimately increase the risk of suicide.

Regular sleep disturbances: Sleep disturbances can increase risk of suicide in depressed postpartum mothers.

Past trauma: Depressed postpartum women who experienced childhood physical abuse are at significantly increased risk for frequent thoughts of self-harm.

So while we can't stop it 100% perfectly, we can intervene and save lives. We don't have to let the "perfect" be the enemy of the good.

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This being a Japan news site, people read about such things here. It is naive to think this doesn't happen across the world.

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Nine months to arrive only to be murdered in 336 hours. Think about that.

What conclusion did you arrive at after thinking about it, based on the information in the article?

daily

Is it?

the mom is the victim, not the infant. And the mom certainly is not a murderer for killing said infant

A murderer could also be a victim.

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Gave birth here 2 times in the last 2 years. The city hall had conversation/ screening with us when we got our yello book when I was 10 weeks pregnant.

They visited our house to check on the babies in 2 or 3 weeks after giving birth. They did a test with me for post Natal depression. They check the relationship with my husband, support system and my feelings to the babies.

I did have pretty serious depression after the delivery of our first and I was on their watch list. They called regularly and made sure if necessary I could be hospitalized. They also checked with my husband regularly.

They did everything they could in my experience.

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Terrible. I cannot imagine how a husband/father could recover from that mentally.

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